Margaret Viola Kreienheder, known to most as Vi, of Troy, MO, formerly Lonedell, MO, departed this life in Troy on Friday, March 20, 2015, having reached the age of ninety-one years, two months and sixteen days. Vi was born in St. Clair, MO, on January 4, 1924, daughter of Samuel Jasper Crow, Sr. and Clarissa Anne Crow nee Jennings. On October 10, 1940, she was united in marriage to Raymond Henry Kreienheder and two sons came to bless this union.
Vi is survived by her sons, Gary Ray Kreienheder and wife, Rose, of Moscow Mills, MO and Alan Lee Kreienheder and wife, Connie, of Dardenne Prairie, MO; by five grandchildren, Laurie Weber and husband Shawn, Joe Kreienheder and wife, Angie, Sam Kreienheder and wife, Stacy, Lindsay Weeks and husband Justin, and Matthew Kreienheder, by five great-great grandchildren, by one sister-in-law, Hazel Crow of St. Clair, MO; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel, Sr. and Clarissa Crow; by her husband, Raymond Kreienheder; by three brothers, infant, Samuel Crow, Jr., Harold Crow and Carl Crow; by six sisters, Mattie Meyer, Nellie Masek, Lillian Short, Eva Walsh, Genevieve Crow and Edna Murphy.
Vi was a Christian and long time member of St. John United Church of Christ in St. Clair, MO. She was very active in the church, and was a past choir member, past assistant Sunday school teacher, past president of adult fellowship and past member of the kitchen committee, helping with the many church dinners. Vi also served as a Cub Scout den mother when her sons were little. She loved growing pretty flowers in her garden and spending time outdoors. Another hobby was decorating baskets, trimming them with flowers, ribbon and lace. Vi embroidered quilts for each of her grandchildren, keepsakes that each will treasure forever. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever live in their hearts.
A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Bob Zimmermann officiating. Interment was in St. Martinís Cemetery, High Ridge, MO. Memorials may be made to The Evangelical Childrenís Home, St. Louis, MO.